T.Rex: ELECTRIC WARRIOR on SHM-SACD

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  1. rstamberg

    rstamberg Senior Member Thread Starter

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    I like what I've heard.
     
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  2. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    What is your favorite EW on CD/Sacd?
     
  3. rstamberg

    rstamberg Senior Member Thread Starter

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    Probably the European SACD. I like the multichannel mixes there. Truth is, I don't think I've ever heard a bad version of ELECTRIC WARRIOR.
     
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  4. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

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    I'm a bit late to the party but... the 2003 SACD has a 24kHz cut-off on both the stereo layer and 5.1 remix, so yes, there was a digital PCM step at some point.
     
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  5. I picked up the SHM-SACD when it got reissued last year. That's interesting to hear about the 2003 SACD, I probably wouldn't have guessed it's a PCM transfer.

    Comparing the two, I prefer the mastering moves found on the 2003 multi-channel SACD. The tonality is definitely darker and smoother on the SHM-SACD. I could see how some would prefer its sound, though I felt the more muscular mastering on the 2003 SACD fit EW's music better. I am keeping both in my collection but imagine pulling out the 2003 SACD when push comes to shove.
     
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  6. marcfeld69

    marcfeld69 Forum Resident

    I like this kind of comparison but - apart from sounding louder and a little harsher - if I compare my just-bought 2011 with the 2003 Reprise reissue (the one with the interview at the end - I wish I knew if this was a different mastering from the 2001!), the differences between the redbook and the SACD are minute. I would love to be able to hear more differences but, Lord knows, how you hear a difference between two SACD versions of the same album (albeit different mastering). I was running a Denon CD player and a Marants SACD player simultaneously.

    I'm willing to accept that I just have an entry-level set-up and I may even have entry-level ears at 53, though.:confused:
     
  7. marcfeld69

    marcfeld69 Forum Resident

    Bump.
     
  8. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

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    Not a silly question...
    I've got both. I bought the 2011 SACD not knowing that I could only play it on a SACD player.

    Darryl
     
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  9. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

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    http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/list/year?album=electric+warrior

    Darryl
     
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  10. old school

    old school Senior Member

    For Redbook you can't beat the Rhino flashback at $5 dollars it's amazing.
     
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  11. marcfeld69

    marcfeld69 Forum Resident

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  12. marcfeld69

    marcfeld69 Forum Resident

    Which is the Rhino flashback?
     
  13. old school

    old school Senior Member

    It's a 2012 reissue of the original Reprise. The sound is superb!
    Darryl is the T.Rex expert. I would like his opinion. I think it is
    great and as I said $5 bucks from Amazon.
     
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  14. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

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    IIRC, it's the same mastering as the 80s Reprise issue of EW.

    Darryl
     
  15. frogsborne

    frogsborne Forum Resident

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    After reading the comments on this thread I took the plunge and bought the EW SHM-SACD. Compared to the redbook CD I own, I am mightily impressed, great separation and clarity, my CD is bassy in comparison, I prefer the clearer sound of the SACD
     
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  16. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Reopened by request
     
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  17. marcfeld69

    marcfeld69 Forum Resident

    Congrats. It's a nice item. To piggyback, has anyone compared this – the mastering – to the 2003 multichannel?

    T. Rex - Electric Warrior (SACD, Europe, 2003) For Sale | Discogs
     
  18. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    Thanks for posting this!
     
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  20. marcfeld69

    marcfeld69 Forum Resident

    Curious about what makes this so special (mastering?) Is Flashback a series? I can't see 'flashback' anywhere on Discogs except in the description. The disc itself has colouring.
     
  21. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    Here you go:

     
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  22. marcfeld69

    marcfeld69 Forum Resident

    Could this be the same, or as good as?
    T. Rex - Electric Warrior
     
  23. marcfeld69

    marcfeld69 Forum Resident

    Thanks, but I’m not sure what the connection is to the 2012 Reprise (?). Same master as the 80s CD recommwnded by Steve?
     
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  24. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    Correct.
     
  25. George P

    George P Notable Member

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